Saturday, April 30, 2011

Owl Pillows

S asked me to make some owl pillows for her shop. She gave me some suggestion pictures and I did a bit of looking online, but didn't feel very inspired until I saw this scrap of fabric in my stash.

Owl Pillows

The larger owl is about 1" tall and I basically just enlarged it, keeping the proportions the same, up to 12" for the pillows.

Owl Pillows

I like how the feet are perched on a branch in the printed fabric, and I really wanted to make some sort of feet that dangled from the bottom of the owl. But, after three different attempts, I was still unsatisfied with how they looked and I didn't have any more ideas. Instead, the feet look like this:

Owl Pillows

The wings have a pleat in the middle so that they sit away from the owl body a bit.

Owl Pillows

The underside of the wing matches the owl belly.

Owl Pillows

I was quite determined to make these using only materials that I already had and I was successful. I think I would prefer the look of regular button (as opposed to these covered button) eyes, but I didn't have any dark buttons that were large enough.

The gray one is my favorite. If I make these again, it might be fun to be more adventurous with prints - different ones for the head and body, perhaps.

Owl Pillows

4 comments:

  1. Oh, how adorable! It's interesting to see both the inspiration and the finished owl.

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  2. This is the best sewing craft I have seen in a long time!!! You are so talented, and I am sure those owls will sell! I'd want one!

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  3. Those are so cute!! Your creativity is inspiring.

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